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Finance Act 1997

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Capital allowances

11(1)This paragraph applies in any case where an occasion occurs on or after 26th November 1996 on which a major lump sum falls to be paid in the case of the lease of the asset.

(2)In this paragraph “the relevant occasion” means the occasion mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above.

(3)If capital expenditure incurred by the current lessor in respect of the leased asset is or has been taken into account for the purposes of any allowance or charge under any of the following groups of provisions, that is to say—

(a)sections 520 and 521 of the Taxes Act 1988 (patent rights),

(b)Part II of the [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990 (machinery and plant), or

(c)Part IV of that Act (mineral extraction allowances),

the group of provisions in question (“the relevant provisions”) shall have effect as if the relevant occasion were an event by reason of which a disposal value is to be brought into account of an amount equal (subject to any applicable limiting provision) to the amount or value of the major lump sum.

(4)In this paragraph “limiting provision” means a provision to the effect that the disposal value of the asset in question is not to exceed an amount (“the limit”) described by reference to capital expenditure incurred in respect of the asset.

(5)Where—

(a)by virtue of sub-paragraph (3) above, a disposal value (“the relevant disposal value”) falls or has fallen to be brought into account by a person in respect of the leased asset for the purposes of the relevant provisions, and

(b)a limiting provision has effect in the case of those provisions,

sub-paragraph (6) below shall apply.

(6)Where this sub-paragraph applies, the limiting provision shall have effect (if or to the extent that it would not otherwise do so)—

(a)in the case of the relevant disposal value, and

(b)in the case of any simultaneous or subsequent disposal value,

as if, instead of any particular disposal value, it were the aggregate amount of all the disposal values brought into account for the purposes of the relevant provisions by the current lessor in respect of the leased asset which is not to exceed the limit.

(7)In sub-paragraph (6) above “simultaneous or subsequent disposal value” means any disposal value which falls to be brought into account by the current lessor in respect of the leased asset by reason of any event occurring subsequent to, or at the same time as, the event by reason of which the relevant disposal value falls to be brought into account.

(8)If any allowance is or has been given in respect of capital expenditure incurred by the current lessor in respect of the leased asset under any provision of the Capital Allowances Acts other than those specified in sub-paragraph (3) above, an amount equal to the lesser of—

(a)the aggregate of the allowances so given (so far as not previously recovered or withdrawn),

(b)the amount or value of the major lump sum,

shall, in relation to the current lessor, be treated as if it were a balancing charge to be made on him for the chargeable period or its basis period in which falls the relevant occasion.

(9)If there is or has been allowed to the current lessor in respect of expenditure incurred in connection with the leased asset any deduction by virtue of—

(a)subsection (3) of section 68 of the [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990 (films, tapes and discs), so far as relating to expenditure to which subsection (1) of that section applies, or

(b)section 42 of the [1992 c. 48.] Finance (No.2) Act 1992 (production or acquisition expenditure on films),

sub-paragraph (10) below shall apply.

(10)Where this sub-paragraph applies, the current lessor shall be treated as if receipts of a revenue nature of an amount equal to the amount (if any) by which—

(a)the amount or value of the major lump sum, exceeds

(b)the amount or value of so much of the major lump sum as is treated as receipts of a revenue nature under section 68(8) of the Capital Allowances Act 1990,

arose to him from the trade or business in question on the relevant occasion.

(11)If there is or has been allowed to the current lessor in respect of capital expenditure incurred in connection with the leased asset any deduction by virtue of—

(a)section 91 of the Taxes Act 1988 (cemeteries etc), or

(b)section 91A or 91B of that Act (restoration and preparation expenditure in relation to a waste disposal site),

sub-paragraph (12) below shall apply.

(12)Where this sub-paragraph applies, the current lessor shall be treated as if trading receipts of an amount equal to the lesser of—

(a)the amount or value of the major lump sum,

(b)the deductions previously allowed,

arose to him from the trade in question on the relevant occasion.

(13)If, in a case where this paragraph applies, allowances are or have been made to a person (“the contributor”) by virtue of section 154 of the [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990 (allowances in respect of contributions to capital expenditure) in respect of his contribution of a capital sum to expenditure on the provision of the leased asset, the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall have effect in relation to the contributor and allowances by virtue of that section in respect of the contribution as they have effect in relation to the current lessor and allowances in respect of capital expenditure incurred by him in respect of the leased asset.

(14)In sub-paragraph (8) above, “chargeable period or its basis period” shall be construed in accordance with the [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990.

(15)In the application of sub-paragraph (8) above—

(a)in relation to a trade, profession or vocation set up and commenced on or after 6th April 1994, or

(b)as respects the year 1997-98 or any subsequent year of assessment in relation to a trade, profession or vocation set up and commenced before 6th April 1994,

that sub-paragraph shall have effect with the omission of the words “or its basis period” and sub-paragraph (14) above shall accordingly have effect with the same omission.

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